It’s always disorienting to return to work after a long vacation, and today I’m finding myself yawning much more than usual and having to think too much about routine tasks. I spent most of my vacation enjoying family time, eating too much, reading manga, and writing reviews! The reviews will be turning up at Manga Recon over the next couple of weeks, beginning with today’s Manga Minis, where I review the unremarkable Make Love & Peace from Aurora/LuvLuv, and Yen Press’ whimsical 11th Cat Special.
Vacation also gave us time to binge on Shugo Chara! anime, which just becoming more and more charming. I definitely need to give the manga another chance.
Speaking of manga, I should have a number of volumes of Basara waiting for me when I get home today. I can’t believe I’ve proceeded so slowly with this series, but now that I have some new volumes on the way, I can’t wait to dig in! On one hand, it’s intimidating to think about how many classics I need to catch up on, but on the other hand, it’s wonderful to think about how much great reading I have ahead of me.
And speaking of manga I have to catch up on, Deb Aoki has a poll going on at about.com to determine readers’ favorite new shojo manga for 2008! I haven’t read enough to vote, but I’ll be keeping tabs on the results to help me decide what to catch up on first!